Looking for ideas to modernize your outdated furniture? Try these ideas by Carissa from Carissa Miss!

If you follow me over on Carissa Miss, you’ll have gotten a little preview of this next furniture transformation.

Dresser and Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Dresser and Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I talked about taking this ugly laminate bookshelf and making it look fabulously shabby chic. I didn’t share the update of the matching dresser, so here it is!

Dresser and Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Can you believe it’s the same piece? I know, right? I followed the same procedure as on the bookshelf:

Gave it a good priming, a coat of liquorice, and the two coats of frosty morning.

Dresser and Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #painted furniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

After a little distressing, some wax,

Dresser and Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #painted furniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

and new hardware,

Dresser and Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #painted furniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

and this beaut is ready to go. As you can tell, the new hardware is different. This update is easy if you know where to start. My client loved the look of the recessed pulls so here’s a quick little tutorial on how to go from knobs to pulls.

Dresser and Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #painted furniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Cut a piece of tape the exact length of the pull and mark where the holes are. I would recommend using something more durable than this adorable washi tape. Then drill where you marked and install the new hardware.

Dresser and Bookshelf Transformation #DIY #painted furniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Repeat until all the new hardware is installed.



Carissa

Carissa {Carissa Miss}

I’m Carissa from Carissa Miss. I love all things DIY, especially trying to make my own versions of pricey designer items. Like my DIY farmhouse table, this Ikea RAST hack, or these vertical stripe curtains. I love working with e-design clients to transform a space from blah to wow! Here’s a gallery of some of the inspiration boards I’ve created.

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